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Huron was platted in 1859.[3] It was named after Huron, Ohio.[4] On September 16, 1861, during the American Civil War, a train carrying 600 Illinois Union soldiers crashed into a creek near Huron, killing or injuring 100-150 soldiers.[5]



  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "Huron, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 53.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...renamed for Huron, Ohio, by settlers...
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